If ever anybody could perfectly beguile seductiveness in the nature of a ‘40s pinup and marry it with the disarming charm that comes with the allure of urban cool, Rita Ora is the girl. Red lips and rock star status aside, Rita’s fierce presence embodies everything you wish you were, leaking a certain je ne sais quoi onto everything she touches. So let’s take a moment to uncover the true meaning behind what it really takes to channel our newest favourite Brit.
THE RITA *ESSENCE*:
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First and foremost (this holding true for many of our thought-provoking HOW TO BEs): Acquire the soul soothing inflection of a British accent. Apparently at MTV FORA, we believe that if you can master the most highly coveted accent, you can do anything.
With a single seductive wink, captivate the attention of Roc Nation. Don’t tread the word ‘captivate’ lightly. Play your cards right. You’re working towards becoming a Jay-Z priority prodigy here!
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Count your blessings and continue to develop the soaring vocals your mama gave you. Unfortunately the mezzo-soprano vocal range you want to achieve is the only step that’ll best be served as an innate gift. Luckily for you, this is also the only step not nearly as significant as the rest.
Look like Rihanna without even trying. If all else fails, find solace knowing you’re now a living, breathing Rihanna body double.
Party and bullshit like you invented the phrase. You should also begin building a tolerance to brushing your teeth with a bottle of Jack every morning. (It’s a known fact Rita can give Ke$ha a run for her money).
Deny rumors of a relationship with Rob Kardashian at all costs. Rita knows this is key if you want to secure a spot on the A-list. You’ll also want to be sitting with Jay-Z and Beyonce if and when the opportunity arises. Keep in mind no Kardashian will ever breathe the same air as Bey.
THE RITA [STYLE] RULES:
Wear your hair only but platinum blonde adorned with waterfall waves in the spirit of Rita Hayworth.
Rock the famous Rita red on your smog-ready lips.
Mix ball gowns with biker jackets, bras with beanies, jewelry with more jewelry.
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In simpler terms: Make no bones about copying worshiping Gwen Stefani as your God. Period.
Now go on and be fabulous darling, because you’re officially Rita Ora.